Ed Glynn
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Ed Glynn
Ed Glynn
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 227 of 1043 players
Edward Paul Glynn
Born: June 3, 1953 at Flushing, N.Y.
Throws: Left Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 180

Ed Glynn was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 12, 2007, and June 22, 2010.


First Mets game: June 1, 1979
Last Mets game: October 3, 1980

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Andy from Rego Park
The Flushing Flash, lefty Ed Glynn saved 7 games for the Mets in 1979. (If you don't think that's an accomplishment, think again, Skip Lockwood led the team with 9, before blowing out his shoulder.) Before pitching for the Mets, Glynn, who hailed from Flushing, sold hotdogs at Shea, and was honored on the Mets' All-American homestand promotion day with a hot-dog steamer box that had his number "48" painted on the front.

Mr. Sparkle
December 21, 2000
I don't care how bad this guy was you gotta love a guy who went from hotdog vendor at Shea to the pitching mound. He'll always be remembered fondly for that. It's every Mets fan's dream to play for them and this guy actually did it. It it weren't for that he'd probably fit in with all those other vendors that I recognize from the last 20 years or so.

Vinnie B
January 29, 2001
Mike, Ed Glynn did not have the same name as a mass murderer, you are thinking of Ed Guin.

Marty from Flushing
August 18, 2001
Ed Glynn was never much of a ball player. But I have to give him credit, he could drink with the best of them. Many a night I carried him from Harry's Log Inn on Northern Blvd in Flushing. Just a few miles from Shea. WTG EDDIE!! It was great fun, Hope everything is going well today. I still ain't shaking your hand!!

May 22, 2002
Back in the late 70's I used to tell the nuns in grade school that I was sick and take the Q-24 and my Dellwood coupon and go to big Shea. Well one late September game against the Pirates (who led Mets by about 25-35 games) the "Flushing Flash" gave up a ninth inning homer to, I believe, Pops Stargell,and we lost the game. The worst part is the game was long and I got caught for cutting that day and others. My punishment was no more Mets games for the rest of the year. So I had sneak a transistor radio around and heard Ed Glynn lose a game in very similar fashion just a week later.

November 20, 2002
Was it Ed Glynn or Kevin Kobel who used to flutter his glove as he brought it down to his waist? At that point in my young life I thought he was the best Met reliever since Dwight Bernard.

Patty Mac
January 5, 2003
I knew Eddie real well back when he was with the Mets, we would all hang out at the Diamond Club at Shea and party the night away, I only wonder what could have happened to him today. Is he even alive, still active baseball. You were always second best, Eddie, but you were a great friend.

June 18, 2004
When they honored Ed Glynn with the hot dog vendor's box, it had hot dogs in it.

So he jumped into the stands and showed he hadn't lost it -- he sold them on the spot. I presume he pocketed the commission.

January 26, 2006
My dad got me his autograph when I was a kid. Somehow it was one of those friend of a friend things and he showed up at my dad's friend's apartment. Come to think of it what was he doing there? Strange.

Mets fan in Buffalo
April 15, 2007
I will never forget this: I grew up in Flushing, not far from Glynn and practically lived at Shea all summer. I knew all the guards and staff very well. One afternoon, post game I weaseled my way down to the clubhouse tunnel and saw Ed Glynn leaving the park. I was about 10 or 11 years old then. I said to him, "Hey Ed I live in Flushing, would you give me a ride home?" Sure enough he said sure kid, and I left the ballpark with a Met pitcher. I was shocked and could not remember one thing we spoke about, but what a thrill that was for me. Something I will never forget, for sure.

bill dobrow
October 4, 2007
It was Mets Kids Photo Day or some other promotion but all the kids were allowed down onto the field. I must have been 10 years old and I looked Ed Glynn in the eyes and said "Hey Ed we liked you better when you were up there selling hot dogs in the stands." Ouch! He gave me a look that I can close my eyes and still see as if it was today. I guess that was a precursor of my sarcasm to come. Also, does anyone remember the Ralph Kiner story of how supposedly Glynn put a hot hot dog in a customer's hands without a bun (presumably by mistake)???

October 8, 2007
Met Eddie in minor league spring training of 1979. Had a live fastball and good slider. He was even more live off the field. I can't tell any of the stories here

Robyn H.
January 26, 2008
Although I knew little of baseball at the time, I met Eddie in NYC (with Joe Charbonneau) in 1980. Our 'friendship' lasted 5 years, and I recall a very kind man who came from a kind, hard-working family. I believe he may be living in Virginia Beach, VA. He has an infectious laugh, and I hope he has had a happy life!

Mike French
May 9, 2008
The Flushing Flash, what a great person. I met the Flash at Queens College back in the early 80's. I was on the baseball team. Eddie use to go there to workout during the winter time with Don Cooper (White Sox pitching coach) Omar Minaya (Mets GM), Roy Smith (former Asst GM and player), Larry Rothschild (Cubs pitching coach) and Neil Allen. The Flash was always the life of the party. I started hanging out with him and became good friends. I lost contact with Eddie in the early 90's after he moved to Virginia Beach. Eddie if you ever read this, you were a great person and friend; we all miss you.

Bill C.
September 6, 2008
I remember Eddie as we grew up playing softball at P.S. 107. He was never that good, very cocky with a strong arm. We would always put him in rightfield or 2nd base. At Francis Lewis H.S. he pitched, still had a strong arm, but couldn't hit a baseball if you put it on a tee in front of him. He was an ok pitcher, but always thought he was "god's gift to this world." I remember the day reading in the papers that he signed with the Tigers for $1000 a month. I never thought he would ever make it to the majors. I hope as he grew older, that he would shake that arrogance. Still I am happy that he made it.

August 29, 2012
Ed Glynn is my uncle! He is very much alive and living in Virginia now. He still talks about all his Mets memories and still follows the Mets to this day!

Phiip C Greenfield
December 27, 2012
Funny being able to comment here on "Eddie". I also remember Eddie as we grew up playing softball at P.S. 107 in Summer School in the early 1960's. This "Bill C." who said "He was never that good, very cocky with a strong arm. We would always put him in rightfield or 2nd base." I don't remember that; I thought he was better than average. We played with Steve Occipenti. Sam D'Amato, John Durando, Donnie Hieghtmann, George Prevost, John Leonardo. Sandy Albano, Louie DelMonte etc. Eddie and I were both all arms and legs, skinny, and could run fast down the 45-foot baseline. I later met Eddie at Dodger Stadium in 1980 and the first thing he said to me after "Hello" was "You still run well?" Great memories of my days in Flushing.

Glynn Rogers
September 25, 2013
Eddie Glynn lives in Virginia Beach, Va. My son was friends with a guy that rented a room in Eddie's house as he does rent rooms to individuals. House is not well-maintained and I see him out cutting the grass every few weeks without a shirt and his pot belly hanging out. Pool table in the garage for guys to hang out. Car is always home so I assume he lives off his investments from baseball and room rentals. Does not create any problems for the neighborhood and just keeps to himself.

Jeff Young
January 24, 2014
I have a vague recollection of the Flushing Flash that he was able to throw a Frisbee with his feet.

Edward Bailey
November 28, 2014
I worked at the Pitch and Putt golf course in Flushing Meadow in 1980. I got a phone call from Eddie Glynn that he lost his keys playing golf. Well, I found the keys out on the course and called him. He came the next day and gave me a hundred bucks. That is my memory of the "Flushing Flash."

robert pelizza
June 23, 2016
Ed was a nice guy. I used to watch him work out at Shea. During the winter of 1984 I went to his house to get some baseball cards autographed. I hope to visit you at your house and ask for an autograph and talk about those good days.

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